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Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled...
This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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A chance to see well preserved history.

Six generations have owned this family house. It provides an insight into an 18th century merchants home and is in a remarkable state of preservation. If you have a guide, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Six generations have owned this family house. It provides an insight into an 18th century merchants home and is in a remarkable state of preservation. If you have a guide, you will spend about 30 minutes in the house but an appreciably shorter time if visiting by yourself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

No doubt about the history of this house, but there are houses older than this one. For foreigners this may be an attraction, but this house is just an ancient house built. No need for the excitement. You see one you see them all except for the history and what happned there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really interesting to see inside this old home that time hasn't changed. Wonderfully built to with stand flooding from the river which happens most years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nothing special! Easily skippable as far as the various local sites go! There are many other larger and more elaborate spots to see in Hoi An, but if you're walking by you may want to stop in. It only costs 1 ticket of the book of 5 you need to purchase to see the various sites around Ancient Hoi An.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Interesting visit, but very rushed and busy. It is a “working” house and still used by the family. That said, it makes it difficult to be a tourist attraction AND a lived-in house. There is no explanation of what you see (luckily we had taken a guide book, so we could understand what we were seeing) and the “guide” just... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The interior furniture was really beautiful but the place was small with not much to see and didn't offer anything new to the other places we had seen. Lovely enough building but don't worry if you miss it out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Old House of Tan Ky is a wonderful opportunity to look through a traditional merchant's house from the early 18th century. A member of the original family (this house has held at least six generations) meets you at the entrance and runs through a brief history of the house, outlining the Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese influences on the architecture.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What you get is a look of the main hall of this old house with the grumpy old owner giving you a 10 second run down of how old the house is since he is from the 6th generation living there and that the rafters are Japanese style. In less than 5 minutes you are done! I tried to engage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Probably pretty cool if your in to your architecture, but there didn't seem to be much there, a little bit of info, it was just nice to be out of the sun for a bit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This house has been owned by the same family for the past 6 generations. The house is in decent shape, the entry hall woodwork is worth noting. We were happy and thankful to see that the family allows the visitors inside their home. If you have a guide, you will spend about 30-40 mins; if not 10 mins are enough.

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Address: Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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